The Patriot Way: McCourty Doesn’t Want to Play CB and Other New England Patriots News, 6/7


Relax. It’s Sunday. Sit back and enjoy these snippets of New England Patriots news from around the footballing web.

The biggest Patriots news this morning involves the team’s best defensive back, Devin McCourty. D-Mac stressed to the Boston Globe that although he will always defer to the coaches, he wants to remain at safety. It appears that a hybrid safety-corner type of position could be in McCourty’s future as the Patriots deal with a depleted secondary group.

Speaking of the safety position, retired Patriots safety Steve Gregory has caught on with his alma mater, Syracuse.’s Phil Perry says he will be the team’s special teams quality control coach.

ESPN Boston reporter Mike Reiss tells us that newcomer Travaris Cadet is working hard to improve his pass-blocking ability. Cadet is certainly an intriguing receiving option out of the backfield, but he won’t get much sustained playing time if he can’t protect the quarterback every now and then.

More from Patriots News

You may have heard that U.S. Senator John McCain wants the NFL to stop taking money from the military for promotion. Apparently, the military has paid the Patriots $675,000 in the past three years for marketing and advertising purposes.

More foreign policy in Patriots news this morning:’s Darren Hartwell reports that Patriots director of football/head coach administration Berj Najarian asked Bill Belichick to wear that Armenian flag we saw during the Patriots’ visit to the White House.

Friday was the 39th birthday of Patriots legend Kevin Faulk. Check out this photo gallery the folks over at compiled to honor the retired running back.

While you’re here on Musket Fire, be sure to see how we are celebrating 95 days until Week 1. Also, don’t miss Cyrus Geller’s statement that the Patriots are simply the best in the NFL.